- Dale C. Smith
Flint, Austin (20 October 1812–13 March 1886), physician and medical educator, was born in Petersham, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Henshaw Flint, a physician, and Hannah Reed. Flint was the fourth generation of Massachusetts physicians of that surname, and his education was typical of medical education in antebellum America. He studied at Amherst College but entered Harvard Medical School before completing the arts curriculum. His preparation was among the best available in America of the 1830s; from ...